Officer John Franklin Harmann

Officer John Franklin Harmann

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 29, 1938

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John Franklin Harmann

Officer John Harmann was shot and killed while attempting to question a man near police headquarters at 11:15 pm. When Officer Harmann asked the man what was in his bag, the man pulled out a handgun and fatally shot him.

The suspect, 35, was arrested the following day and charged with Officer Harmann's murder.

Officer Harmann had served with the Norfolk Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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You are still remembered by your brothers of the NPD. Thank you for the high standard of service and sacrifice you set for us to followed. May God always bless your family...RIP

Major Larry Carter
NSO Retired NPD

March 29, 2013

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